VMCC Banbury Run 2017

Date: 18 June, 2017

Location: The British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwick, CV35 0BJ

The Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Banbury Run is back for an incredible 69th year on Sunday 18 June 2017.

The event will see hundreds of veteran and vintage machines make their way from The British Motor Museum to Banbury. When you have 68 years of practice behind you, you know how to put on a great show, and this year promises that.

Here’s everything you need to know about 2017’s Banbury Run.

The largest pre-1930 drive in the world

The only vehicles allowed to take part in the brilliant Banbury Run are machines manufactured before 31st December 1930.

With 500 of these marvellous motorcycles expected to take part, it makes the Banbury Run the largest gathering of its kind in the world.

Each year sees performance and concours trophies handed out to the finest machines on display. Some of last year’s winners include:

  • A 1928 Norton CS1
  • A 1924 AJS Big Port
  • A 1928 Flying Squirrel
  • A 1912 FN
  • A BSA S29 1929
  • A Coventry Eagle 1922
  • A Quadrant Banking Tricycle 1903

And that’s just scratched the surface. 500 veteran vehicles of this calibre will be hitting the roads, and that’s a sight that no classic motorcycle fan should miss.

Trade and talk history

The event starts at the brilliant British Motor Museum, and all Banbury Run tickets include free entry to the museum itself. As well as that, there will be over 100 Autojumble pitches to take a look at if you don’t fancy heading home empty handed.

And, finally, one thing is always guaranteed at the Banbury Run; a lot of great people to talk motoring history with.Not a bad way to spend Father’s Day!

Tickets and further information

If you grab your tickets in advance, they’ll cost £8 for adults, children (over 5) and concessions. Under 5’s can go for free, and camping tickets are available (£26 for 1 night, £34 for 2 or 3 nights).

You can find out more about the event’s brilliant hosts, the Vintage Motorcycle Club.